Eeep! Doesn’t the thought just make you cringe? It was my first time to try out colonic hydrotherapy at The Zen Institute at Tomas Morato. Fast facts to answer your already brewing questions:
WHAT IS COLONIC HYDROTHERAPY?
Clean, distilled water is flushed into your colon through a pipe which goes up your anus. This loosens and flushes out the plaque that forms in the walls (especially the corners) of your big intestines.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
First off, the pipe going up my anus was one of the weirdest cringe-worthy sensations I have ever felt in my entire life. Once the water fills your colon, you begin to feel the urge to poop. Ms. Aiza my nurse attendant, told me that I simply just had to let go, like I would regularly do during bowel movement.
HOW LONG IS THE PROCESS?
The 25L of water took 45 minutes to finish. You have to make sure you excrete all the water in your colon so you may feel the need to still sit in the toilet even if the pipe is removed from you.
HOW OFTEN CAN I DO IT?
Some do colonic hydrotherapy every week (because they want to lose weight) but it is recommended that you do it once or twice a month. It helps keep the colon healthy and can help prevent infection and polyp growth.
Now, go and watch me cringe, get nervous and talk through the whole process:
After the session was done, I was told to eat light. No meat, nothing too difficult to digest but yeah… I COULD EAT! I was so hungry after the whole process but I loved the fact that my tummy was smaller and I felt so much lighter. Now you’re probably asking how does this aid in weight loss? It helps clean out your system from the inside so that you can better absorb the nutrients from what you eat and you don’t feel sluggish. Of course it’s best to partner this with a healthy, fibre-rich diet + exercise.
I can feel that your next question would be HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST? IS IT WORTH IT?
There are different packages suited for a person’s needs. Say for example, you’d like to manage your weight but have no time for exercise, they put together procedures for you so you can still achieve your weight goals. The same goes for those who want to manage their weight but are able to commit to regular exercise. Wellness and Weight Management sessions usually start at P5,000 (depending on the procedure or service) while package treatment prices start at P25,000. If you want to save up, it would be worth looking into the Zen Institute Membership Card priced at P5,000 for Silver or P10,000 for Gold. Membership allows you to enjoy benefits worth P50,000-100,000 for one whole year.
For inquiries, you may call or visit any of The Zen Institute branches:
Bonifacio Global City Branch (Fort)
G/F Bonifacio Technology Center
31st Street corner 2nd Avenue
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Tel. Nos: (+632) 856-2027 to 28
Quezon City Branch
No.69 Scout Rallos Street
Tomas Morato, Quezon City
Tel. Nos: (+632) 441-1712/ 412-2528
St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center,
Maharlika Highway, Brgy. 2
Sto. Tomas, Batangas
Mobile. Nos: (+63917) 5146513
Binondo Branch (SOON TO OPEN)
2/F Downtown Center Building,
Quintin Paredes St.,
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